Mythology Ensemble

An Epic Greek Mythology Summer Camp!

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Does your child know every Greek Myth by heart? Maybe they’re a huge Percy Jackson fan? Our Greek Mythology Ensemble is designed for the elementary or middle school actor whose imagination is sparked by the DRAMA of ancient plays!

Our Mythology Ensemble takes on the world’s greatest myths in this two week summer camp for the young actor. Mythology campers receive expert training in acting and movement to help them tell ancient stories. Complete with fun-filled rehearsals and daily classes, the Mythology Ensemble is the perfect introduction to Traveling Players.

Mythology Campers have two options: Athenians and Olympians.

  • In the Athenians, performers will revive the classic tale of the first woman in Pandora’s Fire!
  • Campers who are ready to work at a faster pace can audition for the Olympians, who will produce the world premiere production of a brand new play about the famous Greek heroine Atalanta!

 For current 4th – 6th graders.

Audition Dates [Olympians]
  • Audition 1: Saturday, March 6, 7:00 pm — 8:15 pm
  • Audition 2: Saturday, April 17, 7:00 pm — 8:15 pm
  • Audition 3: Saturday, May 15, 7:00 pm — 8:15 pm
Program Dates
  • Session 1 (Athenians): June 27 — July 9   (2 weeks)
  • Session 2 (Olympians): July 18 —  July 30   (2 weeks)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Mythology Ensemble [Olympians] is strictly limited to 12 performers. We recommend registering for the earliest audition that you’re available for.

Athenians

SESSION ONE
June 27 — July 9

Suitable for beginners and experienced actors alike.

No audition required.

7 Spots Left!

By focusing on classical theatre, Traveling Players trains performers who are bold, resourceful, and skilled. Classical acting technique is demanding — and remains foundational and relevant to the modern performing arts landscape. Hence, a summer at Traveling Players trains you to act not just anything, but anywhere. All the world’s a stage!

Traveling Players summer programs offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day includes intensive rehearsals in addition to classes taught by expert faculty, expanding each performers skill set.

Pandora’s Fire retells an Ancient Greek myth that has been told and retold throughout history. All the versions agree on one thing: Pandora, the first woman, is granted a special gift by the gods: a sealed box. Though she has been warned to leave it closed, she opens it, releasing the first evils into the world. But what if there were more to the story? In this unique adaptation of the classic tale, follow the creation of humanity and all its faults, and learn what really happened when Pandora opened that box!

Campers spend 2 weeks nestled in the scenic woods of Virginia, rehearsing, taking classes, and making friends and memories for a lifetime!

Campers live in Five Star Rustic Cabins (with electricity and AC!) in one of four villages.  To ensure social distancing the cabin capacity has been reduced from 14 campers to 7.  Showers & bathrooms are a short walk from the cabins.

Campers are interspersed throughout the 4 cabin villages.  Staff stay in the cabins with the campers, attentive and available, while still allowing campers an appropriate level of privacy.

Campers eat a delicious, diverse and healthy menuFresh produce is always available, and every meal will have multiple entre options, including vegetarian options.

When not in rehearsal, campers can join a variety of exciting activities: swimminghikingchallenge coursesriver hiking, assisting in the costume and props shops, or just chilling out.  On Thursdays, and in the evenings, the community will come together to compete in our popular inter-ensemble CAMPionship and color wars, as well as celebrate each other’s artistic growth during Revels.

Campers are immersed in an intentional community of their peers.  They will help maintain the community (sweeping their cabins/chopping vegetables) as well as shape it, by suggesting events and activities they want to pursue. The Forum is our weekly inter-ensemble meeting where everyone can come together and make choices that benefit the community (like proposing a new class or activity). It is a way for our campers to have a meaningful impact on the community, and it gives them appropriate responsibility for the communities’ wellbeing and joy.

Camping out in tents allow students to enjoy all nature has to offer.  During campouts campers learn the fundamentals of Leave No Trace camping, including how to pitch a tent, build a fire and campfire cooking. And of course, no campout is complete without plenty of s’mores!

All-Inclusive Tuition: $3050
($3200 after the Early Bird Discount flies away March 26th at midnight)

We had heard wonderful things about TPE before our daughter enrolled in classes and camp but the actual experience far exceeded our expectations. In addition to learning about acting craft, our daughter has developed a lot of confidence getting in front of others and made some great friends in addition to having a lot of fun. The staff are super enthusiastic and supportive of all of the kids, and they create a terrific environment for their students.

— Parent

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Olympians

SESSION Two
July 18 —  July 30

Learning, rehearsing, and performing at a faster pace.

By audition only.

9 Spots Left!

By focusing on classical theatre, Traveling Players trains performers who are bold, resourceful, and skilled. Classical acting technique is demanding — and remains foundational and relevant to the modern performing arts landscape. Hence, a summer at Traveling Players trains you to act not just anything, but anywhere. All the world’s a stage!

Traveling Players summer programs offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day includes intensive rehearsals in addition to classes taught by expert faculty, expanding each performers skill set.

All students who want to participate in the Olympians must attend an audition, held virtually over Zoom.  Please prepare one of the three selected monologues to perform at the audition.  Auditions will also include some improvisational games! The fee for the audition is $20.   Read more >>>

Traveling Players is commissioning a brand new script by playwright-in-residence Judith White!

Follow the story of the famous heroine Atalanta as she hunts boars, footraces the fastest runners in Greece, and quests for golden apples!

If our play is subsequently published, this summer’s Olympians will appear in the public playscript as the original cast!

Campers spend 2 weeks nestled in the scenic woods of Virginia, rehearsing, taking classes, and making friends and memories for a lifetime!

Campers live in Five Star Rustic Cabins (with electricity and AC!) in one of four villages.  To ensure social distancing the cabin capacity has been reduced from 14 campers to 7.  Showers & bathrooms are a short walk from the cabins.

Campers are interspersed throughout the 4 cabin villages.  Staff stay in the cabins with the campers, attentive and available, while still allowing campers an appropriate level of privacy.

Campers eat a delicious, diverse and healthy menuFresh produce is always available, and every meal will have multiple entre options, including vegetarian options.

When not in rehearsal, campers can join a variety of exciting activities: swimminghikingchallenge coursesriver hiking, assisting in the costume and props shops, or just chilling out.  On Thursdays, and in the evenings, the community will come together to compete in our popular inter-ensemble CAMPionship and color wars, as well as celebrate each other’s artistic growth during Revels.

Campers are immersed in an intentional community of their peers.  They will help maintain the community (sweeping their cabins/chopping vegetables) as well as shape it, by suggesting events and activities they want to pursue. The Forum is our weekly inter-ensemble meeting where everyone can come together and make choices that benefit the community (like proposing a new class or activity). It is a way for our campers to have a meaningful impact on the community, and it gives them appropriate responsibility for the communities’ wellbeing and joy.

Camping out in tents allow students to enjoy all nature has to offer.  During campouts campers learn the fundamentals of Leave No Trace camping, including how to pitch a tent, build a fire and campfire cooking. And of course, no campout is complete without plenty of s’mores!

All-Inclusive Tuition: $3150
($3300 after the Early Bird Discount flies away March 26th at midnight)

This camp combines professional instruction with outdoor fun, great kid camaraderie and unbelievable energy. It’s a must-do for kids who like acting and the outdoors. My daughter is heading back this summer and can’t wait to go, and is looking forward to being old enough to participate in Shakespeare Troupe!

— Parent

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